I’ve gotten annoyed with the word “really”. 95% of the times the response to a “really” quesiton is yes. If you have a friend who makes you say really because you don’t believe what they say, and they respond with no more often than not, find a new friend.
The word really has the root word real in there which makes a lot of sense. By asking really as a question, you are asking, “did that happen for real?” I don’t know about any of you but almost everything I do is real.
The key to the really is the inflection in the voice as pointed out to me by Brookes. Here is a really breakdown: